Just imagine how horribly (more) omnipresent I would have been here if I had not been dealing with my mother all those years. Of course this place allowed me to blow off some steam, and I hope that Cheery can do the same from time to time if she feels the need.
What amazes me is how far current cancer treatments have come since I left hospital work. The tests for the various cancers led to early detection which gave the specialists a head start. Then the oncologists were able to refine treatments to match the individual patient's needs...some surgery here, chemo there, radiologists able to pinpoint the tumours small as a grain of rice. Machines like CT and MRI to keep watch for any rogue cells. Remission rates run into many years with the people often living more healthy lives and valuing life more.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Post by cheerypeabrain on Feb 18, 2020 20:31:14 GMT
I visited a garden centre today with my sister, we both have a loyalty card with the chain where we get a discount on plants that we buy there, and we get 2 'free' cups of tea or coffee every month. (We pay £11 per year for the privilege)
Sue and I were in the restaurant with this month's free coffee when I heard a "LIZZIE" screamed from across the restaurant. It was my old chum Gina, I worked with her for many years until she retired just before I did. Altho we 'speak' online most days I haven't seen her for over 3 years!
A ran across and we screamed and hugged jumping up and down (as you do) for quite a long time. My sister got her phone out (embarrassed) Gina's daughter stood laughing and the whole restaurant queue, the staff and customers just gawped grinning.
Gina and I are meeting for coffee with another completely bonkers ex colleague. Great stuff.
My sis and I have those loyalty cards too Cheery and use them quite often. We always spend too much when they have the 20% weekends. I got a great bargain last month. I'd had my eye on a little slate water feature since last summer but it was almost £200. I was telling my daughter-in-law about it (she's found the gardening 'bug') and said I'd save up and get it when they have a 'special' weekend. She said, 'Oh, we'll buy that for you for Christmas if you use your discount card'. Christmas arrived along with a nice bundle of cash. Sis and I fancied a run out so off we went to our favourite garden centre. Said water feature was on sale at half price. It wasn't a special weekend but I reckoned it was worth having anyway. Got my 10% discount and paid £90. Shamefully didn't tell son and d-in-l, but spent the leftover cash on plants and bulbs. Very happy, but naughty, bunny here.